**Elodea**

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So here I have constructed a crafty little formula to cut all those "inch-per-gallon" complaints. I call it "the cubic inch per gallon rule". ;D

Step 1. Find volume of fish (length x width x height) in cubic inches.

For example, let's take a neon tetra, which for sake of simplicity is (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.4) or 0.3 inches^3.

Step 2. If the fish's

So 0.3 + 0.6 = 0.9 cubic inches.

Step 3. If the fish's

No change, unless you have some giant neon tetra that's auditioning for the next

Step 4. There you go. Divide tank volume by fish volume. 1 cubic inch of fish per gallon. Let's see calculations for common aquarium fish:

Neon tetra: 10 gallon - 11 neons

KuhlI Loach: 20 gallon - 17 kuhlI loaches

Goldfish (comet): 40 gallon - 1 goldfish

Oscar: 82 gallons - 1 oscar

Silver arowana - 320 gallons - 1 arowana

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misinformation this guide might have provided you. I am not responsible for any stocking problems this guide may cause. I am not responsible for any angry Fishlore members saying that this guide is nonsense. In truth, it might very much be nonsense. Who knows?

Uh, gotta go now.

Step 1. Find volume of fish (length x width x height) in cubic inches.

For example, let's take a neon tetra, which for sake of simplicity is (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.4) or 0.3 inches^3.

Step 2. If the fish's

*length*is less than 2 inches, add 0.6 to the current volume.So 0.3 + 0.6 = 0.9 cubic inches.

Step 3. If the fish's

*length*is over 6 inches, subtract 20 from the volume.No change, unless you have some giant neon tetra that's auditioning for the next

*Jaws*movie.Step 4. There you go. Divide tank volume by fish volume. 1 cubic inch of fish per gallon. Let's see calculations for common aquarium fish:

Neon tetra: 10 gallon - 11 neons

KuhlI Loach: 20 gallon - 17 kuhlI loaches

Goldfish (comet): 40 gallon - 1 goldfish

Oscar: 82 gallons - 1 oscar

Silver arowana - 320 gallons - 1 arowana

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misinformation this guide might have provided you. I am not responsible for any stocking problems this guide may cause. I am not responsible for any angry Fishlore members saying that this guide is nonsense. In truth, it might very much be nonsense. Who knows?

Uh, gotta go now.